Hedge Fund Glossary

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Bankruptcy Remote Vehicle

a company that is set up within a corporate group in a way so as to prevent the insolvency of that company from affecting any other company within the group. A Bankruptcy Remote Vehicle may also be established as an orphan outside any corporate group, which is common in the case of issuers of ABS and MBS. A Bankruptcy Remote Vehicle is often created for a limited corporate purpose. A typical example would be when a Bankruptcy Remote Vehicle is set up for the purpose of acquiring or operating a particularly risky asset or making investments. Conducting a transaction by means of forming and utilizing a Bankruptcy Remote Vehicle is a type of Off Balance Sheet Arrangement. Also known as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV).

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